Saturday, February 25, 2017

Welcome Back, My Friends... the show that never ends.  

Once upon a Friday in America, submitted for your approval in support of the proposition that truth is indeed stranger than fiction...

If nothing else, William Renfro demonstrated that he is an online seller whose customers can trust his representation that the product he claims to have available for purchase is - in fact - the product he has available for purchase.  Only an honest man advertises the heroin he has available for purchase on Craigslist.  A smart man knows enough to find another means of distribution.  

Meanwhile at CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference), which wraps up today at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (admit it - you chuckled a little bit upon reading the locale at which this particular hootenanny is taking place), Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton proved that if you provide sheep with a bright, shiny thing with which to play, they will play with it without reservation.  Happiness is 1,000 people waving little pro-Trump flags designed to look like the Russian flag as their hero took the stage at CPAC on Friday morning. 

Last, but most certainly not least, shortly after the President told the CPAC attendees (the ones waving their "From Russia With Love" pro-Trump flags and the ones in the hall going apoplectic attempting to take those flags away) that on his watch the United States would be the nation with whom no other nation or terrorist group would dare fuck...

...the ever-articulate Sean Spicer created an important exception to the Trump Doctrine, which apparently is that if you have a pen, a pad, a brain, and a point of view that is viewed as unfavorable to the White House, you shall not always be permitted to play in Mr. Spicer's sandbox. A position so patently absurd that Bret Baier of Fox News called "bullshit" on it, as Mr. Baier pointed out CNN and the New York Times had done on behalf of Fox News when the Obama Administration pulled the same crap.  

The late, great H.L. Mencken once rather famously observed, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."  I suspect that somewhere he is laughing good and hard. 

Better hold your baby's hand tight once you take your seat...

...this one is a dark ride. 


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